26th International Conference on Bioencapsulation

Strasbourg, France - August 27-29, 2019

2019 Poncelet Prize for Innovation in Microencapsulation

Nominations are requested for outstanding candidates to be considered for the 2019 Poncelet Prize for Innovation in Microencapsulation, co-sponsored by Procter & Gamble and by the Bioencapsulation Research Group (BRG association). The Award was created in 2011, Amboise, France and presented to Denis Poncelet, President of the BRG, to recognize and honor his leadership and contributions in the field of Bio- and Micro-encapsulation. Subsequent recipients of the award were :

  • Christophe Lacroix (presented in 2012, Orillia, Canada)
  • Ronald Neufeld (2013, Berlin, Germany)
  • Paul de Vos (2014, Bratislava, Slovakia)
  • Elena Markvicheva (2015, Delft, The Netherlands)
  • André Brodkorb (2016, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Stephan Drusch (2017, La Chapelle sur Erdre, France)

The award recipient will be invited to present a keynote lecture at the 2019 BRG annual conference to be held in Strasbourg, France August 27-29, and will receive the Poncelet Award which includes a trophy, a cash prize provided by the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble, and a travel award provided by the co-sponsorship support of BRG (conference registration plus 500 euro travel expenses). The recipient will be invited to submit a short abstract of the keynote lecture.

The award is not intended as a life-time achievement award. It rather recognizes innovation in the field of microencapsulation, which could arise from process design and modernisation, development of new core and shell materials, innovation in characterization methods, or innovation in emerging fields of applications. The innovative contribution should significantly contribute to progress in our understanding of encapsulation and/or have outstanding potential for commercialization application. The application for the award must include:

  • a summary introducing and nominating the potential candidate (maximum one page),
  • a description of the innovation addressing the state-of-the-art, the nature of the innovation, a technical description and the innovative potential in terms of scientific progress and/or commercialisation (maximum two pages),
  • optional: one item as supplementary material (e.g. a publication, a patent, …). If more than one item is submitted the committee will select one at random for their evaluation,
  • optional: a curriculum vitae,
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted this year, so the relationship between the nominator and nominee must be clearly stated.

The award selection committee will include 3 industrials and 3 seniors researchers coming from different fields and having different expertise. Following consultation by the prize selection committee, the award for 2019 will recognize candidates for a specific innovative contribution. For a candidate to be considered for the prize, the specific innovative contribution or achievement must be clearly stated, identified and supported. The specific contribution also needs to have been achieved within the past several years, most preferably within the last five years.

Nomination packages must be submitted to: PonceletAward@bioencapsulation.net for distribution to the award panel that will select the winner of the prize. The nominated candidate must be available to attend the BRG conference to present her/his work as a keynote lecture, in order to receive the Prize. Deadline for submission of nominations is May 31, 2019.